Your puppy sees everything as a game so, how do you get him to understand the information you are trying to convey. Of course! You need to keep him as stimulated as possible to maintain his interest! Following the tips below will assist you in training your little furry friend!
Obedience Training: Commands
Since your puppy’s attention span, puppy obedience training can be frustrating and difficult at times. To maintain your puppy’s interest, you should try each command for only five minutes or so. You should then wait several hours and try the command you are attempting to convey for approximately five minutes once again. You should also not limit yourself as to the place of training. Try the command you are conveying in your living room, in your kitchen, outside or anywhere else you may be!
Obedience Training for Puppies: Positive Reinforcement
While training your puppy you should always use positive reinforcement. Negative punishments may also obtain the same result but will harm your bond immediately with your puppy. In order to maintain a strong bond, positive reinforcement is crucial. Dogs naturally want to please their pet parent so when they follow a command correctly, a treat or praise becomes associated with that behavior. Your dog will know she pleased you and will be happy she did so.
Whining in Puppies
Whining is a common problem pet parents face throughout puppy obedience training. Do not comfort your puppy when she whines. You may believe you are helping her; however, if you comfort her while whining this will result in her behavior becoming worse. She will believe she is praised for whining and will then whine when she wants your attention. Chewing is also a common problem in puppies. How to Stop Puppies From Chewing?
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Amber Johnson, Animal Behaviorist
Miss Amber Johnson has many years of experience with pets and is a licensed cat and dog nutrition and behavior specialist. She currently collaborates with PetPremium where she counsels clients in pet behavior and nutrition. The statements made in this article are the personal opinions of Miss Amber Johnson and based on independent experiences and could be different from the opinions of PetPremium Pet health Insurance or any other pet health insurance provider.
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